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Good comment on Gettis/LaFell's stats & production from last year

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I was reading Yasinskas's article on espn.com about us being not likely in drafting Cam Newton, which I agree on, but a fan made a great comment towards Gettis/LaFell working together from last year:

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I also looked up both Lafells and Gettis's stats. For two guys who basically had no one to throw to them, they both still put up compartively decent numbers. Gettis had 37 catches, 500+ yards and 3 TDs. Lafell had 38, 468, & 1 TD.

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Now compared to say higher draft picks like first rounders Thomas and Bryant: Thomas and Bryant - 22 games, 67 catches, 844 yards, 6 TDs with QBs Romo/Kitna and Orton. Now Gettis and Lafell - 29 games, 75, 976, 4 with Moore/Clausen/Pike etc etc as the QBs. Looking at the bigger picture, it seems to me that both Gettis and Lafell did pretty darn well all things considered. Incredibly worse QB situation, conservative playcalling, and having to learn how to sneak around as to avoid the hourly Smith beatdown.

I say sign a decent FA QB to start next year & teach Clausen how to play like an NFL QB & not let the fear get to your head.

P.S. The Bears just released DT Tommy Harris. Would it be a good idea to sign him for a year or two?

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I was reading Yasinskas's article on espn.com about us being not likely in drafting Cam Newton, which I agree on, but a fan made a great comment towards Gettis/LaFell working together from last year:

jstrickl002 said:

I also looked up both Lafells and Gettis's stats. For two guys who basically had no one to throw to them, they both still put up compartively decent numbers. Gettis had 37 catches, 500+ yards and 3 TDs. Lafell had 38, 468, & 1 TD.

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Now compared to say higher draft picks like first rounders Thomas and Bryant: Thomas and Bryant - 22 games, 67 catches, 844 yards, 6 TDs with QBs Romo/Kitna and Orton. Now Gettis and Lafell - 29 games, 75, 976, 4 with Moore/Clausen/Pike etc etc as the QBs. Looking at the bigger picture, it seems to me that both Gettis and Lafell did pretty darn well all things considered. Incredibly worse QB situation, conservative playcalling, and having to learn how to sneak around as to avoid the hourly Smith beatdown.

I say sign a decent FA QB to start next year & teach Clausen how to play like an NFL QB & not let the fear get to your head.

P.S. The Bears just released DT Tommy Harris. Would it be a good idea to sign him for a year or two?

Edit out everything after the P.S. and you have a post full of win, and I would cosign everything you said. Considering this time last year all of us were clamoring as our biggest need being WR, we've gotten stacked with potential in a short time.

Makes the loss of this years second hurt that much more though. :(

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....couple that with if Armanti pans out we could have had a really good group of young receivers

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I love our young WRs, and I think they did great considering the problems you listed above. Now if Armanti Edwards can put it together next year, this years draft will end up being one of the best for the Panthers in our short teams existence. LaFell improved every week and by the end of the year he looked like he could be a great NFL Wide reciever. Not to take anything away from Gettis who also had a great rookie season and I have no doubt he has what it takes to be good but LaFell has more potential that Gettis.

I would love to see us trade Smith and draft Green, then we would have a very young WR group that could dominate for years. The only reason why I don't think Green is a must draft is because we don't know what AE can do. If AE can learn to play WR then we won't need Green.

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Seriously, if we can find a good starting QB we would have a great team of WRs: Smith, Gettis, LaFell, Clowney & Edwards (hopefully he'll improve big time over the year)

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Edwards should be fine. Project players don't see the field much in their rookie seasons. He gets a pass. It's not his fault we gave up the 33rd pick for him. He shouldn't be judged on that. I'm also not an App state homer, seeing as how I don't even know where App State is, nor do I know how to spell appalatian...

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Not to take anything away from them, but it might be more insightful to see the number of snaps they played compared to others. We were relying on them pretty heavily, more than most rookies I think. Catches don't tell the whole story there.

Still great job by them though.

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Not to take anything away from them, but it might be more insightful to see the number of snaps they played compared to others. We were relying on them pretty heavily, more than most rookies I think. Catches don't tell the whole story there.

Still great job by them though.

We can take the number of snaps, and consider who was throwing the ball, and we can call it a wash...

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WTF yas, this is getting ridiculous. Totally outta left field and unnecessary.

and having to learn how to sneak around as to avoid the hourly Smith beatdown.

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I love our young WRs, and I think they did great considering the problems you listed above. Now if Armanti Edwards can put it together next year, this years draft will end up being one of the best for the Panthers in our short teams existence. LaFell improved every week and by the end of the year he looked like he could be a great NFL Wide reciever. Not to take anything away from Gettis who also had a great rookie season and I have no doubt he has what it takes to be good but LaFell has more potential that Gettis.

I would love to see us trade Smith and draft Green, then we would have a very young WR group that could dominate for years. The only reason why I don't think Green is a must draft is because we don't know what AE can do. If AE can learn to play WR then we won't need Green.

Please explain why LaFell has more potential than Gettis. He isn't bigger. He isn't faster. He doesn't have better hands. He certainly doesn't seem smarter (OOOH WEE MAYNE) In my opinion he doesn't run better routes either. RAC is arguable but leans toward Lafell. IMO Either way i'd be willing to bet that Gettis has the better career. Short and long term. But to be fair Im soured because of all the big catches he dropped in college. He seems to have improved greatly but I said after the draft that Gettis was a future #1 and I'm sticking with it.

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Gettis could have had 3 TDs in 1 game except he dropped a pretty easy one. I am excited about the future for these guys. I really hope they both improve a lot this next season but I still wouldn't mind having Green, but it won't really matter if Clausen doesn't improve a lot.

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